Knoxville Catholic grad completes basic training

Cadet James Reese Staley Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Reese Staley Sr. of Knoxville, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy on Aug. 17.

Cadet Staley successfully completed six weeks of CBT.

He graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School on May 18. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2017 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.